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International Symposium on World Tsunami Awareness Day "Towards Resilient Recovery through Gender and Diversity Perspective"
International Symposium on World Tsunami Awareness Day "Towards Resilient Recovery through Gender and Diversity Perspective"
October 27, 2016Tokyo


Organizer: Steering Committee on International Symposium on World Tsunami Awareness Day / Co-organizers: World Bank Tokyo Office, World Bank Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo (DRM Hub, Tokyo), Japan CSO Coalition for Disaster Risk Reduction (JCC-DRR), Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR), Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies Network, Japan (ARISE), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) / Supporters: Cabinet Office, Japan, Reconstruction Agency, Japan, and UN Women National Committee Japan

In commemoration of November 5 “World Tsunami Awareness Day”, adopted by the 70th UN General Assembly in December 2015 with recommendation from the Government of Japan, this International Symposium will be organized in Tokyo on October 27, 2016.

The Symposium will refer to specific cases from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 and overseas disaster recovery to deepen the discussion on what does resilient society look like and what are the key elements that foster such resilience. Specifically, experts from both within and outside of Japan will be invited as presenters and panelists to focus on: appropriate consensus building process that engages multi-stakeholder including women, people with disability, elderlies, and foreigners; cross-sectoral collaboration such as on environment, ecosystem, and town planning; future perspective on disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery that captures historical, cultural, and local community perspectives. The Symposium will produce a set of recommendations for further fostering multi-stakeholder participation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) towards a resilient community.

 

Program

【MC】Mikio Ishiwatari
Senior Advisor on Disaster Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

 

Welcome Remarks

Yasusuke Tsukagoshi
Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group

Akira Nakamura
Director General, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Akio Okayasu
Vice President, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JISE) / Dean, Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Sandra Wu
Board Member, Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

 

Issues and Challenges

Akiko Domoto
President, Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR) / Chair of the Steering Committee on the International Symposium on World Tsunami Awareness Day
"Gender, Diversity, and Disaster Risk Reduction"

Yoshimitsu Shiozaki
Professor, Ritsumeikan University
"Public Construction Work and Consensus Building"

 

Case Study Presentations

Loreine B. dela Cruz
Director, Center for Disaster Preparedness, the Philippines
"Grass-roots Activities for Disaster Preparedness"

Lumanti Joshi
Lumanti Support Group for Shelter, Nepal
"Cases of Disaster Restoration Housing"

Tomoyuki Miura
Chair, Project Rias
"Breakwater Project and Activities Taken by the Kesennuma Citizens"

Hiroyuki Tejima
Chairperson of the Miyagi Disaster Management and Urban Development Committee, Tohoku Office, Japan Institute of Architects (JIA)
Naomi Sato
President, WE ARE ONE KITAGAMI / Member of the Kitakami Reconstruction Project
Teruo Konno
Office for the General Promotion of ICT, Ishinomaki City Reconstruction Department, Ishinomaki Municipal Office
"Reconstruction and Development Initiatives for Kitagami, Ishinomaki City"

 

Panel Discussion

【Moderator】Yumiko Tanaka
Senior Advisor on Gender and Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Kiran Bhatia
Former Regional Gender Advisor of Asia Pacific Regional Office, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Margaret Arnold
Senior Social Development Specialist, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank

Yukihiro Shimatani
Professor, Kyushu University

Masaaki Ohashi
Co-Representative, Japan CSO Coalition for Disaster Risk Reduction (JCC-DRR)

Setsuko Saya
Director, International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Hiroyuki Tejima
Chairperson of the Miyagi Disaster Management and Urban Development Committee, Tohoku Office, Japan Institute of Architects (JIA)

 

Summary

Akiko Domoto
President, Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR) / Chair of the Steering Committee on the International Symposium on World Tsunami Awareness Day

 

Closing

Masaaki Ohashi
Co-Representative, Japan CSO Coalition for Disaster Risk Reduction (JCC-DRR)

 


EVENT DETAILS
  • DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 01:00PM - 05:40PM (JST) (Site Open at 12:30PM)

VENUE:
The World Bank Tokyo Office
10th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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LANGUAGE:
English and Japanese
(with simultaneous interpretation)

INQUIRIES:
Steering Committee on International Symposium on World Tsunami Awareness Day
EMAIL: saigai.gender@gmail.com
FAX: 03-6435-6355


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